Five-Star Help Line Open Jan. 24 – Feb. 4

The Five Star Preview Reports will be available on January 20, 2022. To access these reports, select the CASPER Reporting link located on the CMS QIES Systems for Providers page. Once in the CASPER Reporting system, select the ‘Folders’ button, then select ‘My Inbox’ or the Inbox beginning with ‘LTC’ …

CDC NHSN LTCF Weekly Healthcare Personnel & Resident COVID-19 Vaccination Page UPDATED (1/22)

Weekly health care personnel (HCP) & Resident COVID-19 Vaccination Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Data Reporting Long-term care facilities can track weekly COVID-19 vaccination data for residents and healthcare personnel (HCP) through NHSN. January 2022 update Protocol Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol for Healthcare Personnel pdf icon[PDF – 500 KB] – January 2022 Data Tracking …

Five-Star Technical User’s Guide Plus Claims-Based Measures Appendix (1/22)

CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily. The Nursing Home Compare Web site features a quality rating system that gives each nursing home a rating of between 1 and 5 stars. Nursing homes with 5 stars are considered …

SNF QRP’s SNF Provider Preview Reports – Now Available (1/22)

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. These reports contain provider performance scores for quality measures, which will be published on Care Compare and Provider Data Catalog (PDC) during the April 2022 refresh of the websites. The data contained within the Preview Reports are based on quality assessment data …

Antipsychotic Medication Use Data Report October 2021 (1/22)

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes: Antipsychotic Medication Use Data Report (October 2021) The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes is committed to improving the quality of care for individuals with dementia living in nursing homes. The National Partnership has a mission to deliver …

TIP: CMS Will Begin Posting Staffing Data on the Care Compare Website

Weekend Staffing: The level of total nurse and registered nurse (RN) staffing on weekends provided by each nursing home over a quarter. Staff Turnover: The percent of nursing staff and number of administrators that stopped working at the nursing home over a 12-month period. This information will be added to …

CMS Will Post Staff Turnover & Weekend Staffing Levels on Care Compare in January and Add to Five-Star in July

Memo # QSO-22-08-NH Posting Date 2022-01-07 Fiscal Year 2022 Summary CMS will begin posting the following information for each nursing home on the Medicare.gov Care Compare website: Weekend Staffing: The level of total nurse and registered nurse (RN) staffing on weekends provided by each nursing home over a quarter. Staff …

CDC Infection Prevention and Control Assessment (ICAR) Tool for Nursing Homes Preparing for COVID-19 UPDATED (1/22)

Guidance released March 10, 2021 regarding Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination | CDC affects only select elements of the current Nursing Home ICAR tool until an updated version of the tool is available. Please reference this guidance when using the ICAR tool to ensure alignment with updated …

MDS 3.0 Quality Measures (QM) User’s Manual V15.0 (1/22)

The MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V15.0 and accompanying Risk Adjustment Appendix File for MDS 3.0 Quality Measure User’s Manual V15 have been posted. The MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V15.0 contains detailed specifications for the MDS 3.0 quality measures and includes a Notable Changes section that summarizes the major changes from …